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New Birds

I agree.
HEOs and microwaves are more technically challenginging but I got far 
more fun for my pound from Oscar 6 and 7.
I'm firmly in favour of a couple new mode A birds with linear 
transponders at perhaps 1000 miles altitude.

Timothy A. Holmes (W8TAH) wrote:

>  For myself, I would rather put the money into some LEOs that I have a 
> chance of using instead of some gollywog satellite that requires 
> microwave uplinks and downlinks and does the average amateur absolutly 
> no good whatsoever.

Nigel A. Gunn. 59 Beadlemead, Milton Keynes, MK6 4HF, England. 
Tel +44 (0)1908 604004
e-mail nigel@ngunn.net or  nigel@ngunn.demon.co.uk
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Amateur radio stations  G8IFF, KC8NHF
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           Flying Pig #385, Dayton ARA #2128, AMSAT-NA  LM-1691,
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